Age 61 of New Richmond, WI, formerly of Minneapolis, MN passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2021
Andre, a veteran of the US Marine Corps, was a newly retired teacher from Somerset Middle School. He loved to be out in nature, and with that enjoyed many activities that immersed him in the wilderness such as biking, kayaking, camping, and hiking. He also loved to travel and planned many vacations revolving around his aforementioned hobbies. Andre volunteered his time at a number of community organizations but was most passionate about the St. Croix bike and pedestrian trail coalition so as to share his love of cycling with others. Most importantly Andre was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be truly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jim and Rosie Johnson, Uncle (and mentor) Tony Garmers, Father and Mother In-Law Skip and Gale Feely and MaryAnn Doyle, Brother In-Law Shawn Feely and life long friend Scott Mortenson. He is Survived by his wife Karen Doyle, Children Renee Doyle, Phil Doyle (Chrissy), Anna Johnson (Zeb), and Frank Johnson (Dakkota) and Grandchildren Jackson, Gavin, Pippa and Harvey. As well as his siblings Shersten, Genevera, Bruckner (Laura) and Brother/Sister In-Laws Brad (Sue), LeeAnne, Dorian (Terry), Allison (Matt), Krisitn, Tom, Kelley (Jeff), Joe (Carrie) and Erin (Bill). He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews that he cared for dearly: Marianne(Nicol), Gania (Tim), David, Erica, Josie, Roland, Sofia, Jasmine (Hector), Eric, Max, Ryan (Stace), Kaylyn, Bethany (Jon), Cody (Kelly), Caleb (Chelsea), Seth (Cami), Cherice (Billy), Colt (Maty), Jake, Luke, Gracie, Jacob, Jennifer (Mark), Megan (Laura), Colleen (Travis), Lucas, Joy (Chris), Lauren, Jeffrey, Zach, Julia, William, Nathan (Nicki), Dan, Shea. As well As Great Nieces and Nephews, Joey, Brayden, Zerek, Kaiya, Kira, Gage, Ellie, Emelia, Hunter, Mason, Lucas, Carter, Elizbeth, Ava, Payton, Nola, Finn, Crosby, Jones, Jameson, Hayden, Levi. Noel, Faith, Lila, Blake, and Owen.
A celebration of Andre's life will be Friday, November 26, 2021, 6:30 P.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 5:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations to be made to the St. Croix Pedestrian and Bike Coalition at https://stcroixtrails.org/history-%2F-join-%2F-donate or checks can be made payable to St. Croix Bike and Pedestrian Trails Coalition and mail it to: Bike Coalition, 1230 Oakwood Lane, Hudson, WI 54016.
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